NATIONAL CHAI DAY | SEPTEMBER 21
On September 21st, the aroma filling the room comes from ancient spices, perfectly steeped into a cup of delicious tea. National Chai Day celebrates the strong, satisfying tea that is ordered at cafes across the country. Read more…
NATIONAL PECAN COOKIE DAY | SEPTEMBER 21
Each year on September 21st, people across the United States celebrate National Pecan Cookie Day. Read more…
NATIONAL NEW YORK DAY | SEPTEMBER 21
As we continue our tour of the states, September 21st brings us to National New York Day, honoring the Empire State. Read more…
On Deck for September 22, 2022
- National States and Capitals Day *
- American Business Women’s Day
- Car Free Day
- Dear Diary Day
- Elephant Appreciation Day
- Hobbit Day
- National Centenarian’s Day
- National Girls’ Night
- National Ice Cream Cone Day
- National Legwear Day
- National Online Recovery Day
- National White Chocolate Day
- Autumnal Equinox – Changes Annually September 22, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Name: Veggie Stuffed Wontons
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 30
Servings: 60 wontons
1 8-ounce brick cream cheese, softened
1 package vegetable soup mix
1 16-ounce package wonton wrappers
Vegetable oil for deep frying
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and vegetable soup mix until well combined.
Place one teaspoon of the mixture inside each wonton. Place a dab of water along two edges and fold wontons in half, pressing edges to seal. Wontons can also be gathered at the top and pinched to seal.
Heat oil in a large kettle or deep fryer to 350F. Drop wontons into hot oil in batches and fry until golden brown – about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Serve with a dipping sauce such as Sweet Sriracha, Sweet and Sour, or Hoisin.
Recipe credit: Michele S.
September 21st Celebrated History
Brothers Charles and Frank Duryea road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile. The brothers went on to establish the Duryea Motor Wagon Company, the first American automobile manufacturer in the United States.
The John Deere trademark is registered by Deere and Co. That same year, the New York Sun published a reply to 6-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon answering her question, “Is there a Santa Claus?”
George Allen and Unwin publish J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. The novel introduces the world to Bilbo Baggins and his mystical world.
Monday Night Football premieres on ABC with the Cleveland Browns taking home the win over the New York Jets.
Larry Holmes defends his heavyweight title for the 49th time against Michael Spinks. In a 15 round bout, Spinks came out on top in a split decision.
NASA’s Galileo space probe completed its mission to Jupiter when the probe burned up in Jupiter’s atmosphere. The purposeful destruction of the probe was to prevent any inadvertent contamination to Jupiter’s moons.
September 21st Celebrated Birthdays
H.G. Wells – 1866
The prolific author is best known for his science fiction stories such as War of the Worlds and The Time Machine.
Allen Lane – 1902
The British publisher joined with his brothers Richard and John to found Penguin Books.
Charles “Chuck” Jones – 1912
The animator worked on Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies films bringing Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd to life.
Helen Foster Snow – 1907
The American journalist gain prominence in China for her work reporting on Revolutionary China in the 1930s.
Gloria Cordes – 1931
The right-handed pitcher played five seasons with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. During her tenure, Cordes recorded exceptional skills and was named to the All-Star in both 1952 and 1954.
Stephen King – 1947
Since 1967, the novelist has been keeping readers awake with his suspenseful horror stories. Books like Carrie and Salems Lot found their way to the big screen. The writer also produces original screenplays. The demand for King’s work has created a demand so powerful that 2019 and 2020 alone over 30 adaptations, original screenplays, series, or film shorts have been completed, announced, or launched production.
Anne Burrell – 1969
The spunky chef and television personality co-hosts the Food Network series Worst Cooks in America. She has also written several cookbooks.
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